United States Senate special election in Hawaii, 1990

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United States Senate special election in Hawaii, 1990
← 1988 November 4, 1990 1994 →
  Daniel Akaka official photo.jpg Pat Saiki.jpg
Nominee Daniel Akaka Pat Saiki
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 188,901 155,978
Percentage 53.7% 44.3%

Hawaii Election Results by County, all Democratic.svg
County Results

U.S. Senator before election

Daniel Akaka

Elected U.S. Senator

Daniel Akaka

The 1990 United States Senate special election in Hawaii took place on November 4, 1990. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka was elected to finish the term ending in 1995. He had been appointed by Governor John Waihee in April 1990 to serve temporarily after the death of Spark Matsunaga.[1]

Major candidates[edit]


  • Daniel Akaka, incumbent U.S. Senator and former U.S. Representative



General election results
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Daniel Akaka 188,901 53.72
Republican Pat Saiki 155,978 44.35
Libertarian Ken Schoolland 6,788 1.93
Majority 32,923 9.36
Turnout 351,666

See also[edit]